Chapter 96 Remedies for Unusual Delivery

बृहत्पाराशरहोराशास्त्रम् अध्यायः ९६ (प्रसवविकारशान्त्यध्यायः)
अथ प्रसवविकारशान्त्यध्यायः ॥ ९६॥

अथाऽहं सम्प्रवक्ष्यामि विकारं प्रसवोद्भवम् ।
येनाऽरिष्टं समस्तस्य ग्रामस्य च कुलस्य च ॥ १॥

अत्यल्पे वाऽधिके काले प्रसवो यदि जायते ।
हीनाङ्गोवाऽधिकाङ्गो वा विशिरा द्विशिरास्तथा ॥ २॥

नार्या पश्वाकृतिर्वापि पशुष्वपि नराकृतिः ।
प्रसवस्य विकारोऽयं विनाशायोपजायते ॥ ३॥

यस्य स्त्रियाः पशुनां वा विकाराः प्रसवोद्भवः ।
अनिष्टं भवने तस्य कुलेऽपि च महद् भवेत् ॥ ४॥

तद्दोषपरिहारार्थं शान्तिः कार्या प्रयत्नतः ।
स्त्री वा गौवंडवा वापि परित्याज्या हितार्थिना ॥ ५॥

नार्याः पञ्चदशे वर्षे जन्मतः षोडशोऽपि वा ।
गर्भो वा प्रसवो वाऽपि न शुभाय प्रजायते ॥ ६॥

सिंहराशिस्थितेऽर्क गौनक्रस्थे महिषी तथा ।
प्रसूता स्वामिनं हन्ति स्वयं चापि विनश्यति ॥ ७॥

ब्राह्मणाय प्रदद्यात् तां शान्तिं वापि समाचरेत् ।
ब्रह्मविष्णुमहेशानां ग्रहाणां चैव पूजनम् ॥ ८॥

सर्वं होमादिकं कर्म कुर्यात् त्रितरशान्तिवत् ।
ततो गृहो सुखी भूत्वा सर्वपापैः प्रमुच्यते ॥ ९॥

एवं त्वरिष्टे सम्प्राप्ते नरः शान्तिं करोति यः ।
सर्वान् कामानवाप्नोति चिरजीवी सुखी च सः ॥ १०॥

1-3. The Sage said. O Brahmin! I will now tell you about inauspicious and unusual deliveries
by women, which are ominous for the village, town and the country. These may be of the
following kinds. Delivery of a child 2, 3, or 4 months earlier, or later from the approximate
due date. Delivery of a child without hands, feet, or any other limbs, without head, or with
two heads. Delivery of an animal-shaped being by a woman, or a human-shaped being by an
animal.

4-5. Deliveries of these kinds by women, or cows etc. in a house are ominous for all the
members of the family, living there. Therefore remedial measures are essential for obtaining
relief from their evil effects. The best remedial measure will be to abandon (turn out from the
Bhava) such women and animals (cows, mares etc.).

6-9. It is considered inauspicious for a girl to become pregnant, or to deliver a child in her
15 th , or 16 th year from birth. If a cow delivers, when Surya is in Simh, or a female buffalo
delivers, when Surya is in Makar, they are disasterous to their owner and the person, who
looks after them. Therefore either such cow, or buffalo should be given away to a Brahmin, or
suitable remedial measures should be taken to escape from the above-mentioned evil effects.
The remedial measures to be adopted are the same, as given in verses 3-9 in Ch. 95.

10. Thus, whenever there is any kind of Aristha, adoption of appropriate remedial measures
will ensure long life, happiness and prosperity for the person concerned.